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jesus_vega_encabo Born in Avila (Spain), Jesús Vega Encabo holds degrees from the University of Salamanca with a thesis on “Epistemology of techniques.” From 1994 to 2003 he was assistant and associate professor at the same university. In 2003 he became Professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where he currently teaches Epistemology, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Language. He has been on two occasions invited researcher at Brown University (RI, USA) in 1998-1999 and in 2005. His research interests are broad, but are mainly focused on epistemological issues. He is the author of The knowledge of Odysseus. A philosophy of art (Eudeba, 2009). He has also published numerous articles on topics related to practical knowledge, social epistemology, perceptual experience, the epistemic norms or philosophy of science, in journals such as Critique, Theoria, Theorem, Social Epistemology, Philosophical Analysis, Phenomenology and Cognitive Science . Since 1992, he has participated and has been principal investigator in several research projects funded. He currently coordinates the project “Epistemology of the artifacts. Affordances, practical knowledge and epistemic artifacts “(FFI2009-12054). He is secretary since 2006 Society of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science in Spain. Currently coordinating with Pepa Toribio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Josep Corbí (Universitat de Valencia), the NOMOS Network for Applied Philosophy.